Demron Full-Body suit and Demron-W High Energy Nuclear/Ballistic IED RDD RED Shield. (Photo courtesy of Radiation Shield Technologies.)
The Demron™ fabric meets Class 2 certification requirements for National Fire Protection Association 1994, Standard for Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents (2007 edition) Class 2 certification stipulates that protective materials must pass tests for permeation, resistance, and protection against chemical warfare agents that include mustard gas, soman, and liquid and gaseous industrious chemicals.
The material also received ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certifications. ISO 9001:2008 applies to RST’s design and manufacturing of multihazard CBRNE personal protection equipment for military, medical, chemical, nuclear, and first-response emergency applications. ISO 13485:2003 is a regulatory standard for the international medical industry that ensures that manufacturers of medical devices conform to specific quality controls.
According to the manufacturer, Demron-W suits eliminate the need to choose among protective suits that should be worn for specific threats. The new suits provide complete protection from all types of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards. The material is used by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the governments of South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.